Bit of a "bitty" week this week- having done last weekend's LSR on the friday , as I waas on call for the weekend, the oncall was then pretty bad, so since last friday, I've managed to do 2 recovery runs, one 11km steady, and one 8km with 4 km at HMP. I've got an outstanding long run to do this weekend,but am away in London, so it won't get done. Hate it when life gets in the way.
Next week I will have to decide whether to try to catch up by doing 2 LSR's within a few days of each other. Not sure.
Did my 8 with 4 at HMP today ( km, rather than miles, but hey)- on treadmilll- which was mainly due to horrid weather this morinig, but also because it is easier to get the paces right on the tready. Fastest pace for a while, other than the strides, which don't really count. Makes an enjoyable change to the plodding, but tough!
Am now going to miss out on my LSR for this weekend, due to family stuff. Not sure whether I'll get a chance to make up for it at a later date, otherwise it will be the first missed run of the last 4 weeks. Annoying, but unavoidable , I suspect.
BT, I'm sure that, we are better to stick within our limits, rather than crash and burn repetaedly, I think it is just best t o accept that other folk can do these miles, but that some of us need to keep to lower miles, snd deal with that, as higher mileage is unsustainable.
I think a 50 miler is possible on relatively low mileage ( been there- OK, completing, not competing), but 100-miler is a different beast, and perhps not for the likes of us. I don't imaging ever tolerating high mile age trainig, just getting over 30 miles per weeek would be a milestone!
I'm following a marathon plan for my 33 miler in november, to be honedt, I can't even manage the weekly miles for the marathon plan, so there's no chance of doing more.
Somehow I've managed to do 3 x 50 milers off nothing more than 30 miles per weel trainig, so I will just keep trying, in the hope that if I can get the mileage up a bit, I will find it easier, andmove away from the cut- off times!